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post #111 of 116 (permalink) Old 11-12-2012, 09:38 AM
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I'm also trying to save so I don't have to have payments. For me to know what I want I'm thinking of renting bikes after I get my m-license. In a bit of irony, to pay for those rentals I'll have to use funds from my "Harley account" which means it'll take a little longer for me to be a first-time Harley owner. sdown


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Or wait for the "Test our iron" days at your local dealer and test'em for free !

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How long do people get with a bike for the "Test Our Iron" days? I know I can test drive (ride?) for free but was thinking might need more than just 20-30 mins with a bike before such an important decision.


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How long do people get with a bike for the "Test Our Iron" days? I know I can test drive (ride?) for free but was thinking might need more than just 20-30 mins with a bike before such an important decision.


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I'm not sure if all dealers are the same, but , My sales guy let me take both my choices out for a spin (with my wife on the back) and never mentioned a time frame.

Check with a sales guy at your favorite dealer, times are tough, they just might let ya do the same.

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When I told my wife my intentions on going down and buying a bike she did not talk to me the rest of the night. She woke me up the next morning and said lets go get the bike. That was Nov. 2010. April 2011 we bought her a sportster. In July 2011 I mentioned doing some work to the used bike I had bought. The wife told me to go buy a new bike with the stipulation of it being an Ultra. I sold my old bike two days later and four days later I was the proud owner of a 2011 Ultra.

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My wife and I "talked" about getting a Harley when we were newlyweds. It was as much her idea as mine but kids, tough financial sledding, etc. all made it seem like a hopeless dream. Fast forward 27 years and the kids are grown, I'm signed up for Medicare, life is getting a little boring and we're driving home one weekend and she says "Let's go look at Harleys". Later in the showroom, looking at this bitch'n Heritage she looks at me and says "If this isn't the right time, when is?". The next day we picked up the bike, rode it around town and put it to bed in the garage, went to bed ourselves and, waking up the next morning she says "My cheeks are cramping. I must have been smiling all night". Now we have his and hers and she wants another one and I'm the guy saying we have to be more financially responsible.

Yeah, I'm one of those lucky ones, probably 'cuz I been so good. Married almost 36 years now and I just might keep her.
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My girl forfend doesn't want me to buy one. Says its not a smart investment... haha but hey I figured I'd I save up like 4,000 for an iron and have a low payment to build up credit it sounds pretty good right. So I'm going to get one anyways next year!


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